Even for Men Over 50, Vasectomy Reversals Equally Successful

Even for Men Over 50, Vasectomy Reversals Equally Successful

Studies have now shown that vasectomy reversals (at Z Urology) are as viable in men over 50 as in those who are younger. About 20% of American men who have had a vasectomy want to father children in the future. About 6% will seek a vasectomy reversal, previous research shows.

However, it’s been unclear how a man’s age may affect his chances for a successful reversal. The jury was always out on this.

In studies, researchers analyzed the outcomes of vasectomy reversal in about 3,000 men older than 50 (average age: 54) and 350 younger men (average age: 39). All of their procedures were performed by one surgeon. After a vasectomy reversal, the partners of 33.4% of the younger men and 26.1% of the older men got pregnant.

The study found that the chances of pregnancy were better when the woman was under 35 and/or the man had had his vasectomy fewer than 10 years before. On a side note, the odds were lower if the man smoked.

Researchers noted that one other variable was that older men in the study were statistically less successful than younger men in getting their partners pregnant because older men tended to have older partners.

The research is especially timely because fertility doctors are seeing an increase in the number of men interested in vasectomy reversals as couples focus on family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Couples wanting to get pregnant after a vasectomy have two choices: vasectomy reversal and sperm extraction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).

IVF has risks, such as psychological distress and multiple births, and typically costs more than a reversal, making reversal a better choice for many couples, Samplaski said.

These findings were recently published in the journal Urology.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can perform vasectomies as well as reversals, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

The Urological Leader in South Florida is Z Urology

The Urological Leader in South Florida is Z Urology

Those in South Florida know that Z Urology is a leader and provider of urological examinations, treatments, and procedures. Z Urology has been providing South Florida with these services for nearly 20 years. Dr. Zahalsky started a company with a team of growing medical professionals that provided state of the art urologic care to both men and women. Urological health is important to not only treat rapidly, but understand how to maintain health. If you are looking for a team of medical professionals in Coral Springs or Fort Lauderdale in sunny South Florida that specializes in minimally invasive procedures, then contact Z Urology today.

Call Z Urology If You Suffer From…

Urologic care includes all things that have to do with your genitourinary tract. This includes your kidneys, your reproductive organs, bladder, urethra. Illnesses and ailments that qualify in these different areas are:

    • Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
    • Prostate Cancer – Cancer that affects the prostate.
    • Bladder Cancer – Cancer that affects the bladder.
    • Bladder/Kidney Stones ­- Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize.
    • Urinary Dysfunction – Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors with within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate.
    • Infertility – Infertility is any condition that adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in any of the above medical needs and treatment, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Apparently COVID-19 Causes Erectile Dysfunction in Men

Apparently COVID-19 Causes Erectile Dysfunction in Men

Z Urology, like everyone else in the US, notices that every time we turn around there’s new insight about COVID-19. And in typical COVID-19 fashion, more information has been discovered. One study is now shedding light on the repercussions of the virus on men’s sexual and reproductive health.

The study has found that surviving COVID-19 may be associated with erectile dysfunction (ED). The research points to three factors that can lead to the potential onset of ED in men who have had the virus:

  • Vascular effects. Erectile function is a predictor of heart disease. We now know that the vascular system and the reproductive system are connected. We also know that COVID-19 can cause hyper inflammation throughout the body, especially in the heart and surrounding muscles. Blood supply to the penis can become blocked or narrowed as a result of a new or worsened vascular condition caused by the virus.
  • Psychological impact. Sexual activity is closely associated with mental health. The stress, anxiety and depression caused by the virus and pandemic can be linked to sexual dysfunction and poor mood.
  • Overall health deterioration. ED is typically a symptom of an underlying problem. Men with poor health are at greater risk for developing ED and also for having a severe reaction to COVID-19. Since the virus can cause a plethora of health issues, general poor health is cause for concern both for ED and other complications.

Another cause for concern is the potential testicular damage that can occur following infection with COVID. It’s too early to tell if the damage would be permanent, temporary or if it can affect fertility. Age is also an important aspect to consider, as it’s a risk factor for developing both ED and a severe case of COVID-19.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida due to ED from COVID, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Comparative Post-Operative Outcomes of Rezūm Prostate Ablations

Comparative Post-Operative Outcomes of Rezūm Prostate Ablations

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which Z Urology proudly treats, has become increasingly common past the age of 40. And it reaches up to 80% prevalence at 80 years of age. In many males, BPH leads to enlargement of the prostate gland causing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The prevalence of LUTS secondary to BPH has been shown in over 40% of men over 60 years of age.

Initial management of LUTS typically focuses on behavioral and medical approaches, however, when these are unsuccessful, surgery becomes the gold standard. In the subset of patients with prostate glands >80cc, simple prostatectomy was historically considered the most efficient and durable option for treatment.

Now there is the Rezūm™ prostate ablation. It is a new technology that delivers thermal energy via water vapor. The water vapor is delivered in nine-second injection treatments, to a maximum of 15 treatments. As a result, the procedure is short and does not need to be performed under anesthesia.

However, current literature only supports the use of Rezūm™ in prostate glands up to 80g. Therefore we found it essential to describe our experience with this patient subset undergoing Rezūm™.

Of 182 patients who underwent Rezūm™, 47 out of 182 (25.8%) had glands >80cc, with 26 out of 47 (55.3%) of this subset reporting catheter-dependant urinary retention. The mean gland size amongst the large gland group was a notable 119cc.

Following Rezūm™, a clinically and statistically significant improvement was seen in large gland patient voiding parameters. In the catheter-dependant subset of men, the postoperative catheter-free rate of 83% in large glands was comparable to 88% in the small gland group. There was no significant difference in post-Rezūm™ complication rate based on prostate gland size.

Overall, it was found that Rezūm™ was effective in treating both objective and subjective components of BPH at short-term follow up even in men with large glands >80cc. Outcomes were comparable to those demonstrated in men with smaller gland sizes. Further studies are warranted to obtain long term follow up, and to perform a side-by-side comparison of minimally invasive BPH treatments in large glands.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in Rezum treatment, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Z Urology: A Urological Leader in South Florida

Z Urology: A Urological Leader in South Florida

Z Urology is a leader and provider of urological examinations, treatments and procedures. They have been providing the communities in South Florida with these services for almost two decades. With a team of growing medical professionals, Dr. Zahalsky began a company that provides state of the art urologic care to both men and women. Urological health is extremely important to not only treat quickly but understand how to maintain that health. If you prefer a team of medical professionals in Coral Springs, South Florida that specializes in minimally invasive procedures, then contact Z Urology today.

 

What Ailments Does Z Urology Treat?

Urologic care includes all things that have to do with your genitourinary tract. This entails your kidneys, your reproductive organs, bladder, urethra and everything that has to do with them. Illnesses and ailments that qualify in these different areas are:

    • Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
    • Prostate Cancer – Cancer that affects the prostate.
    • Bladder Cancer – Cancer that affects the bladder.
    • Bladder/Kidney Stones ­- Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize.
    • Urinary Dysfunction – Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors with within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate.
    • Infertility – Infertility is any condition that adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in any of the above medical needs and treatment, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!